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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The starts of the U.P. 200 and Midnight Run Sled Dog Races are set for tonight in downtown Marquette. The opening ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. with the first musher, Frank Moe from Bemidji, Minnesota, out of the chute at 6:50 p.m. The Midnight […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder’s proposal to increase the state’s gas tax by 14 cents and a 60 percent hike in driver registration fees as a way to pay for repairs to Michigan’s roads and bridges is likely off the table, according to the Senate Majority Leader. Senate Republican […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Any further Pure Michigan ads that include reference to Michigan’s new “right to work” law are on hold, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Speaking before a legislative committee in Lansing, MEDC Vice President Jim McBryde admits there was “tremendous reaction on both sides” regarding the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Toyota Motor Corporation has agreed to a $29 million national settlement with Michigan and 28 other states over allegations it concealed safety issues related to unintended acceleration. Attorney General Bill Schuette says Michigan’s share of the settlement is nearly $1.7 million dollars.  Toyota must also provide additional […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Sportsmen’s clubs and other non-government organizations interested in deer habitat improvement on private land in the Upper Peninsula are encouraged to apply for Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative grants now through March. A total of $50,000 will be available in 2013 through the competitive grant process. Project […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The new poll says Governor Rick Snyder’s approval ratings have taken a hit. The EPIC-MRA poll suggests that support for the governor took a dive following the passage of right-to-work legislation in December. The poll found that 61 percent of Michigan voters give Snyder a negative job […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Authorities have released an update of their investigation in to the arrest of a Marquette County man on Drug charges. Detectives with the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team arrested 24-year-old Juan Santiago from Gwinn on Monday for delivery of marijuana. UPSET Detectives and other law enforcement agencies […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A small majority of Michigan voters are opposing President Barack Obama’s proposed new gun controls, according to a new poll. The survey by Lansing-based EPIC/MRA found that only 42 percent of likely Michigan voters support the president’s proposed changes in national gun laws, while 44 percent voiced opposition […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The U.P. Regional Blood Center in Marquette, a service of Marquette General, is currently in critical need of O-negative, A-negative and A-positive types of blood. If you haven’t donated in the last 8 weeks, Blood Center officials are asking you to please take the time to give […]

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